The Ohio Christian University Men's Tennis team traveled to Hindman, Kentucky to take on Alice Lloyd in a River States Conference match-up on Wednesday evening. The visiting Trailblazers ended the night notching a thrilling 6-3 win for the first win in program history! The Trailblazers took a 2-1 lead after doubles play. The tandem of Ryan Jones (SO/Wheelersburg, OH) and Colin Dorman (JR/West Chester, OH) were victorious at #1, while James Wells (JR/Logan, OH) and Pedro Jacinto (JR/Tegucigalpa, Honduras) were victorious at #3 doubles. Ohio Christian took four of the six singles courts that were put on next. Winning their singles matches were #1 Ryan Jones, #2 Colin Dorman, #5 Sammy Diggs and #6 Pedro Jacinto.
Coach Brent Martin had this to say about the team's progress: "I'm extremely proud and excited of what the men were able to accomplish today! This is a historical moment for Ohio Christian athletics and the men's and women's tennis programs. All the kids have been working so hard and improving and I'm thrilled to see the hard work pay off with such a rewarding win. I'm looking forward to many more matches like this in the future!"
Both the men and women's teams will round out the season in the next two weeks with four more matches followed by the conference tournament to be played April 28 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Follow along with the tennis team on Twitter @OCUTennis and with the rest of OCU Athletics at @OCUtrailblazers.